DAS SMACC POCUS Summary Part 1

What an amazing 4 days we have had at Das SMACC. The Tempodrom was such a fantastic venue for a conference and the program was full of POCUS goodness with world class demonstrators and speakers. Over the coming few weeks we plan to bring you a round-up of all the best bits of the conference. … Continue reading DAS SMACC POCUS Summary Part 1

POCUS in Simulation

A lot of great things have come out of Sweden - Ikea, Abba, Vikings, Stefan Edberg... Awesome Ultrasound Simulator is the brainchild of Per Östergren who incidentally is also from Sweden. Awesome Ultrasound Simulator allows for real-time ultrasound images of normal scans and pathology to be shown as scenario participants scan a particular area of … Continue reading POCUS in Simulation

Pleural effusion – pearls & pitfalls

Thoracic POCUS allows us to evaluate the dyspnoeic patient by checking for the presence of a pleural effusion   In this clip there is a large volume of (anechoic) fluid above the diaphragm the lung edge is seen moving into the field with each respiration can you also see the small amount of free fluid … Continue reading Pleural effusion – pearls & pitfalls

What are B lines?

Lung US was neglected as a diagnostic modality until it was realised that abnormal lung parenchyma was easily visualised using ultrasound. Point of care thoracic US (POCUS) is extremely useful in the Emergency Department. Can you see the bright torch-like projections beaming from the pleural surface? B lines have distinctive features - hyperechoic vertical ray … Continue reading What are B lines?